Brisbane’s first local government power station was an early project of the Jolly Council (the first Council of Greater Brisbane) built on land that had been purchased by Brisbane Council in 1915 for a park – the site of the former first racecourse of Brisbane. The new Greater Brisbane Council resumed part of New Farm […]
This article draws on the excellent history by Michael Moy, Story Bridge: Idea to Icon, as well as articles and information.
This fine structure is an icon for many New Farm residents as well as Brisbane and Queensland people. In 1926 the new Brisbane City Council recommended the building of a bridge linking Kangaroo Point to […]
27 August 2008
IN 1935 Jack lost his father, who passed away in the General Hospital from peritonitis. He was survived by his wife Ruth and two children, a girl named Joyce and a son two years younger, Jack. (Jack was born in the Craigneish Private Hospital on Moray Street. It was owned and operated by […]
1888 – Grandfather Marchant joined Mr. J 0’Brien in setting up a paper bag manufacturing business. It opened in Roma Street and later moved to the corner of Barry Parade and Gipps Street, Fortitude Valley. This business was named O’Brien and Marchant.
1923 – William Marchant retired and established his two sons, John Scott Marchant and […]
By Phil Russell
AS a boy, Phil Russell grew up in New Farm in the 1950s; here are some of his memories of that era.
My father Roy Russell was a Master Carrier having commenced his business in Macquarie Street, New Farm, in 1925.
By 1928 the business had grown to three trucks as depicted by a photograph taken […]
By Lorraine Tomlinson, Dalgetys and The Australian Estates Wool Department
Wool is the fibre that grows on the sheep, and lanolin is the natural fat that covers the sheep’s wool fibres. The industry was so important that in 1961 the Merino Sheep’s head was placed on the Australian Shilling and Queen Elizabeth was placed on the […]
In the forties, when I commenced work at “Primaries” there were nine wool brokers, or stock and station agents operating in Queensland:
A.M.L & F (Australian Mercantile, Land & Finance)
New Zealand Loan
Primaries (The Queensland Primary Producers’ Association)
Of the above agents, “Primaries” handled over one-quarter of the Queensland wool clip.
Wool was received into the […]
Heal Street was originally called Tamrookum Street, named after Tamrookum, a grazing property on the Logan River, near Rathdowney, acquired by Hon. William Barker, whom Barker Street was named after.
Barker held this property until his death, on 22nd December 1886. Barker had rented Shafston House in nearby Kangaroo Point, but later bought Nunnington, […]
The making of this street and its subsequent renaming was to end a long standing friendship.
The Pearl King, James Clark, bought land in the southern part of the peninsular where his pearl luggers used to tie up. It encompassed the area from the River to what is now Elystan Road, between Bowen Terrace and Turner […]